For the first time this season, the Atlanta Falcons have tasted victory, with a win over the Minnesota Vikings on Sunday. The team fortunately didn’t sustain too many injuries, and per Wednesday’s practice report, it appears the team is getting healthier overall as they prepare for the Detroit Lions coming to town in week 7.
Wednesday’s practice was the first of the week, and the team released their official practice report, giving us insight into where certain players stand health-wise.
- WR Russell Gage (shoulder)
- WR Brandon Powell (elbow)
- WR Calvin Ridley (elbow)
- CB Kendall Sheffield (foot)
- S Jaylinn Hawkins (concussion)
- DE Dante Fowler (ankle)
- WR Julio Jones (hamstring)
- DE Takk McKinley (groin)
- DT Deadrin Senat (rest)
A lot of the practice report is similar to what we’ve been seeing the last few weeks. Fowler is still limited due to his ankle, Sheffield is still dealing with a foot injury, and McKinley is a non-participant because of his groin injury. I wouldn’t worry about Jones being a non-participant on Wednesday, as it’s early in the week and we didn’t see Jones’ hamstring flare up during the Vikings game where he scored twice and had 137 receiving yards.
On the bright side, it does appear Hawkins who has been dealing with a concussion since the Green Bay Packers game is finally back at practice being limited on Wednesday. Popping up on the report for the first time recently is wide receiver Brandon Powell, who was limited while dealing with a elbow injury. This is something to monitor as he serves as the team’s return specialist. Additionally, defensive tackle Marlon Davidson and defensive end John Cominsky are on the team’s reserve/COVID-19 list which doesn’t appear on the practice report.